Bureau of Land Management extends scoping period on proposal to amend East Alaska Resource Management Plan
GLENNALLEN, Alaska – The BLM is seeking input to prepare an Environmental Assessment for a proposed amendment to the East Alaska Resource Management Plan (RMP) and is extending the public scoping period to Jan. 4, 2021 due to the holidays.
An amendment to the East Alaska RMP is needed for the BLM to fulfill provisions of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (Dingell Act). The Dingell Act requires BLM to identify “accessible and economically viable Federal land” within the Chugach Region that can be offered in a potential land exchange. The amendment to the RMP would analyze the environmental impacts of potentially making lands near Thompson Pass in the vicinity of Valdez, Alaska, available for exchange.
An additional comment period and a public meeting will be held when the draft Environmental Assessment and amendment are released.
Comments may be submitted on the BLM’s National NEPA Register at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2003781/510 or by mail to:
Bureau of Land Management
East Alaska RMP Amendment/EA
222 W. 7th Ave., Stop 13
Anchorage, Alaska 99513
Maps and other planning documents associated with the project are available on the BLM’s National NEPA Register at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2003781/510 and can be reviewed at the BLM offices below. Please phone ahead to make an appointment.
Glennallen Field Office
Mile Post 186.5 Glenn Highway
Glennallen, Alaska 99588
BLM Alaska Public Information Center
James M. Fitzgerald Federal Building
222 West 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99513
For additional information, contact Project Lead Tina McMaster-Goering at 907-271-1310 or by email, email@example.com.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.